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Renée Chenault Fattah is a lawyer, broadcast journalist and filmmaker of the documentary, In Our Right Mind: Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias’ Impact on Communities of Color. Her film led to advocacy roles at the legal non-profit, SeniorLAW Center and former Executive Director of Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity. Chenault Fattah is also one of Philadelphia’s best known journalists, having served as the evening and weekday news co-anchor for NBC10 for close to 25 years. She earned her BA in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University and began her career in law, graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, working at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York City, and clerking for the late Judge Damon Keith on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Chenault Fattah also earned a Masters of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri. Notable stories she covered in her broadcast career include the O.J. Simpson trials, political conventions, and the school shooting massacre in Littleton, Colorado, her hometown. In 2009, Chenault Fattah was inducted into the Broadcast Pioneers of Philadelphia Hall of Fame.

An active member of the community, she speaks at local schools, church congregations and civic organizations about law, voter engagement, health and health disparities. Chenault Fattah currently serves as a trustee of Johns Hopkins University and is a former trustee of Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity.  And sheis a member of the PennTowne Links, Inc. 

Recent Employment

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, Philadelphia, PA

Executive Director


SeniorLAW Center, Philadelphia, PA

Director of Pro Bono Action for Community Impact

Television Experience

NBC Universal, Philadelphia, PA                     1991 - 2015 

Anchor - Reporter 

WXIA-NBC, Atlanta, GA                                1990 - 1991


Fox Network, Los Angeles, CA                        1989 - 1990 

Science Correspondent

WTEN, Albany, NY                                       1988 - 1989 

Science Correspondent


PBS NJN, Trenton, NJ                                    1987 – 1988 

Field Producer and Ancho

Legal Experience

Hughes, Hubbard, Reed, NY, NY                    1982 - 1988

Litigation Associate

U.S. Court of Appeals Sixth Circuit, Detroit, MI         1983 - 1985

Law Clerk for Hon. Damon J. Keith

Awards & Honors (Partial list)

Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame Award for Lifetime Achievement
in Broadcasting Communications

Lincoln University Lion Award in Media


West Chester University of Pennsylvania Patricia Grasty Gaines Endowment Award for Multicultural Education


University of Pennsylvania Alumni Award of Merit

Johns Hopkins Society of Black Alumni President’s Award


White and Williams LPP Virginia Barton Wallace Award for
Journalism Excellence 


Philadelphia City Council Citation for Commitment to Community Service in Support of DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research

Kappa Community Development Corporation African American Women Achiever Award


YMCA Philadelphia Outstanding Achiever Communications Award


Joan Shepp Women in the Media of Substance and Style

Black History Month Award






Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Bachelor of Arts - Political Science


University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA

Juris Doctor


University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Master of Arts - Journalism

Johns Hopkins University - Trustee                    2012 - Present

Philadelphia Museum of Art - Trustee                2003 – Present


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy - Trustee       2010 - Present

New York Bar Association                              1983 (Admitted)

Professional Appearances (Partial list)

Women in Tech Summit, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker

University of Pennsylvania Women of Color Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker

Lutheran Seminary Women's Health Summit, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker

Moore College of Art and Design Women's Leadership Conference, Philadelphia, PA

Keynote Speaker

Strayer University, Philadelphia, PA

Commencement Speaker

Girard College, Philadelphia, PA

Commencement Speaker



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